CALM & HAPPY
Makes us happy
Our mission at Stepping Stone is to promote, strengthen and protect the human-animal bond.
By assessing and hearing pet parent concerns, we are capable of making recommendations to strengthen the bond between you.
Stepping Stone Animal Training offers a staff that has over 40 years of accumulative training, veterinary and grooming experience.
To schedule ANY type of appointment with us, please create an account with Stepping Stone using the form on our Schedule Here page.
With your personal Stepping Stone account you will be able to request all types of appointments. You will also be able to pay on your invoices and upload vaccine information for your pets!
If you have any questions at all with our system, please give us a call: (765) 637-7676!
After working both in private practice veterinary medicine for 15+ years and 13 years at the Purdue Behavioral Clinic with Dr. Andrew Luescher, Julie saw that both pet parents and veterinary professionals needed support with behavioral concerns.
Julie established a team of veterinary professionals and specialists in pet behavior and the human-animal bond to assist in providing preventative and intermediate care.
In March of 2020, Julie sold the business to Pawsitive Pets LLC. They are a positive-based dog training business out of West Lafayette that Stepping Stone has worked with before on several occasions. Julie knows Pawsitive Pets will keep pushing Stepping Stones towards the goal she always had, calm hearts and happy minds.
Our ideas have not changed, we hope to provide preventative care services in order to stop a behavior concern before it becomes a real issue. By assessing and hearing pet parent concerns, we are capable of making recommendations for the next steps that are shared with both the pet parent and the animal’s veterinarian.
Stepping Stone has a strong support team with medical and veterinary backgrounds that specialize in animal behavior and the human-animal bond. Our mission at Stepping Stone is to promote, strengthen and protect the human-animal bond. To meet that goal, we have created a behavioral and mental health care team to support pets and the people who love them
An intake assessment is the first step in starting your journey with Stepping Stone.
Don't have time to train your dog after a long day at work? Let us help!
Stepping Stone offers several training programs that meet multiple times a week.
Stepping Stone offers a variety of group classes for all ages of dog.
If your dog is fearful of any part of the grooming process, we can help!
Does your pet have a particular fear they need help with? Try happy visits
Ready to add a new member to your family? Let us help you find the perfect pet!
Would you rather someone come to your home to train your pet? Private Training is your answer.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
Everyone at Stepping Stone is awesome! They really do care about increasing the quality of life for your pet by lowering their feelings of stress and anxiety. I would never take my dog anywhere else to get trained or groomed, and I've learned so much about proper training techniques that I can use at home!
Everyone on the Stepping Stone crew really knows what they're doing. Never before have I been in a place for dogs where the concentrated level of experience and talent in training, behavior, etc, was so high. My experience so far with them has been well above and beyond what I expected in only a very short time, and my dog is already making great progress. Highly recommended that anyone checks them out.
The trainers are truly engaged with my puppy. She enjoys her time spent “at school” and I can see a difference in her behavior after her mini-lessons while there. They have a true passion and love for these dogs and I trust them totally with my precious puppy.
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday - Thursday
By Appointment Only
Friday & Saturday
2655 Teal Road Lafayette, IN 47905
We are located near Praxair Gas and Allen Monuments.